Eldon Primary School

Aspiration, Determination, Success

Year 1

The Year 1 staff are really looking forward to working with the new parents and children this year. So far we have had an excellent start back and are really looking forward to the exciting learning that will be taking place!


The Year 1 classes are named after flowers.


The Year 1 teachers are:

Mr. Chapman- Bluebell Class

Ms. Children- Rose Class

Ms. Cade- Poppy Class

Ms. Kakoulli- Daisy Class

Ms. Rawlinson is our Phase Leader

Autumn 1

During Autumn 1, in Year 1 our topic is ‘All About Me’. In English we will be writing about ourselves. We will be thinking about what we want to write; using our ideas to put words into sentences. We will be focusing on using finger spaces, full stops and capital letters.



We will be doing lots of reading in Year 1 so it is important that we read every day at home and practise our phonics and High Frequency Words- these will be sent as weekly homework.

In class we will be reading every day, following the Daily Supported Reading (DSR) programme. On Friday we drop everything and read (DEAR) and we can’t wait to invite our parents in to share our favourite stories.


Learning about ourselves will help us to create some art projects too, such as painting a self-portrait and making a collage of ourselves from different materials and shapes. In geography we explore our local area and its features using maps and aerial photographs to help us.



We will also be exploring the topic ‘All About Me’ further in science. We will be identifying and labelling parts of a body and learn about our senses through fun experiments such as taste tests and listening activities.

In maths we will be practising our counting forwards and backwards and learning more about place value focussing on addition up to 20. We will be exploring maths with the use of lots of different resources that can help us like numicon, cubes, counters and number lines. Again, practising maths skills at home will help with the work done in school. If you are in need of any ideas or guidance the teachers will be happy to help.

Please check our website for regular updates. If you have any questions about the learning taking place this half term, please speak to your child’s class teacher.

Year 1 Trip to Bruce Castle Museum


Bruce Castle Museum

Year 1 really enjoyed their history trip to Bruce Castle Museum to look at toys. We looked at different toys from the past and present and sorted them into New, Old and Very Old. We learnt the name of lots of old toys that we had never heard of before. We also looked at and discussed the different materials that the toys were made from. We thought about how toys have changed over time and how they are different to some of the toys that we play with today.

Here are some the toys that we looked at and played with.

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